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Insect, Marsden Craggs, South Shields

Spring – time to wake up!

It was good to spend a whole afternoon wandering around Marsden Craggs and the old quarry there in South Shields, for a change the weather was reasonably warm, sunny, with just the gentlest of breeze drifting in off the North Sea. Take advantage of the Google Map link to help you see how close this old quarry is to the cliff tops and to appreciate it’s rural qualities so close to urban sprawl.

Trees, shrubs, and bushes are now bursting their buds, the first wild flowers in this designated nature reserve are blooming, the gorse bushes next to the golf courses of South Shields and Whitburn are ablaze in a glorious gold. Animals and insects which perhaps hibernated over the winter months show signs of coming to life and foraging for their first decent feed of the spring.

This old quarry is located on one of the highest points in South Shields and when the sky is clear you can see for great distances, tomorrow I’ll show you the view from up here.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 450mm lens (macro), 1/350 second, f8.0, iso 200


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Written by curly

May 1, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Colour, macro, South Shields

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  1. A very nice photo for May Day!


    May 1, 2008 at 5:00 am

  2. Beautiful photography 🙂


    May 1, 2008 at 8:32 pm

  3. Beautifull! I love violet colour.


    May 5, 2008 at 7:38 pm

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